People still giving less in improving economy.

Position:Charity - Brief article
 
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Though the economy and markets have experienced a partial rebound over the past two years, Americans' giving has not kept pace. In fact, among the nearly three in five adults who say their giving has been affected by the economy, 84% report they are giving less financially, according to the Thrivent Financial-Kiplinger Survey of Family Finances. Additionally, nine percent point out that they are giving less of their time to charity through volunteerism.

Among individuals affected by the economy, those most apt to contribute less financially include males (86%), pre-retirees age 55-64 (92%), people with household incomes of $75,000 or more (86%), married individuals (87%), Southerners (88%), and the unemployed (89%). In contrast, 22% of all givers affected by the economy say...

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